The Story of India
Beginnings (1 of 6) (#101)
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Michael Wood's fascinating journey through the history of the Indian Subcontinent chronicles the incredible... 03:02
In this episode Michael Wood shows us some of the amazing achievements of medieval India: In astronomy they discovered... 01:53
As the spice routes and the silk roads opened up, Indian civilization grew, enriched by contact and exchange. 02:40
Beginning with incredible images of a Jain festival that takes place once every twelve years, Wood follows the life... 01:41
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- Social Studies
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- 12 episodes
- Average Episode Length
- 56 minutes
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Series Description: For more than 2,000 years, India has been a massive component in world history. But what are the country's origins and how did it come to be what it is today? These are just two of the questions behind this intrepid journey around the contemporary subcontinent. Wood embarks on an expedition through today's India, looking to the present for clues to its past, and to the past for clues to its future. The journey presents majestic landscapes and reveals some of the greatest monuments and artistic treasures on earth. From Buddhism to Bollywood, from mathematics to outsourcing, Wood discovers India's impact on history.
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